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Dr. Frank C. McCue III Obituary


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“Dr. McCue was my doctor when I broke and shattered my wrist. He treated me with such care and attention and I felt a strong sense of genuine love and...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Michael C. Kruse - Morrisville, NC

“I only learned of this great mans passing recently and felt the need to express my gratitude for everything he contributed to the life experience. ...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Kevin S. Coyner - Waynesboro

“Dear Nancy and family, I want to offer my condolences to you for losing Frank. I was his hand fellow in 1973. I will never forget my experience and...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Chuck Jennings - Great Falls, MT

“My deepest sympathies to the McCue family.I was so sorry to hear of Dr.McCue's passing.Having operated on my knees three times,I was a regular at the...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Billy Gardner - Basking Ridge, NJ

“No words can truly express how grateful we are for the years of kindness, care, love & unselfishness that Dr. McCue shared everyday~ Danny has many...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Danny & Myrna Wilmer - Troy, VA

“Have never known UVA without the name Frank McCue. This name will live forever with this great Institution. He means so much to this University,as...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Roger Hughes - Jefferson, NH

“My deepest condolences and sympathy to my friends' family. Frank was my friend, my surgical collegue, and my personal elbow surgeon. He was about 4...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Gaylord S. Williams , M.D. - VA

“Thankyou for making my knees as good as new. You will be greatly missed by all that knew you for your expertise in the orthapedic world and the...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Rodney "Frog" Shipp - Troy, VA

“Nancy, please have my condolences. My mother loved your family liked she loved her own and I will be forever grateful for the kindness, empathy and...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Matt Grimm - Woodbridge, VA

“Thanks for your kindness. We'll see you on the sidelines today and in the future. God Bless You. ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: Bill,Jean,Joe & John - VA

“I met Dr. McCue through Joe Geick at the NATA in the late '70s. As a pioneer in Sports Medicine he was a model and a mentor. When I moved to Roanoke...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Bob Reese, ATC, ret. - Roanoke, VA

“Dr. McCue was on the sideline when I had a Patellar Displacement while i was officiating a football game. He looked at it immediately, and had me in...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Mark Scott - Charlottesville, VA

“i am sure gonna miss frank me and my flat feet and heel spurs seem like i was always in your office you were always the best you always took that...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: vicky harris - charlottesville, VA

“Sorry to hear about Dr. McCue.He worked on a bad thumb of mine and corrected the problem where no one else could. He was a one of the kind Doctor. I...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Nelson - Crozet, VA - A Patient

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Not only was Doc a fantastic doctor he was a person who never forgot you...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Alyson Wood - Waynesboro, , VA

“To Nancy, Frankie and family: Doc Cue was my team doctor at Albemarle High and we were co-workers at UVA when I was a graduate assistant Track &...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Rev. Dr. George A. Bates, JD - MD

“I had already endured 3 knee surgeries before I was finally referred to Dr. McCue. I remember after my surgery he came in to show me the colorful...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Peggy Jarrell - Free Union, VA

“My memories of Frank McCue are of him long before he became "Doc McCue". I was born in Lewisburg, WV, & lived there for a period & spent most of my...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Paul Mays, Jr. - Charlottesville, VA

“end of an era.......the McCue boys are together 'again' - natural sorrow. solemn joy ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: Judy Carol - Lewisburg, WV

“To the McCue family, I send my deepest and most heart felt condolences. When I was only a day old, Dr. McCue became my doctor and took great care of...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Shawn Porter - Palmyra, VA

“My family has very fond memories of Dr. McCue and his family. Many holidays and weekends shared with good friends. May you find peace in the coming...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Analisa Lage Herring - Crozet, VA

“Dr. McCue's benevolent contributions to this world have influenced me positively. I'm honored to have known him. ”
22 of 31 | Posted by: Whitney Godfrey - Charlottesville, VA

“Nancy, My thoughts are with you. You both were special people to all of us. Thanks for sharing your lives with us. Dave Graham ”
23 of 31 | Posted by: Dave Graham - Juno Beach, FL

“Dear Nancy, just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you and hope you are doing ok. The loss of a loved one is never easy but somehow one manages...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Brenda Langdon - Crozet, VA

“I want to send my sincere condolences. Bob Brugh ”
25 of 31 | Posted by: Bob Brugh - Charlottesville, VA

“Will miss Dr. McCue very much work ortho on North 5 and 5 and 6 east in knew hospital I work from 1970- 1999 with ortho and is still work at the...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Frances Darnell - Charlottesville, VA

“Dear Family, Thank you so much for sharing "Doc" with us. He will always be a Virginia treasure. I appreciated his sports medicine and surgery...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Deborah Stroman - Chapel Hill, NC

“Anne and I send our heartfelt condolences to Doc's entire family. I was one of Doc's first patients in 1958 when he worked on my hand from a football...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Eddie Dean - Madison, VA

“I,Tom met Dr. McCue through sports. Lucy got to know him through his head nurse, Virginia Mabry. Our prayers go out to Nancy and family. ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: Tom &Lucy Beasley - VA - Friend

“"Docky" repaired my wife's hand with a lot a loving care. I was a classmate of Frank McCue as an undergraduate. He was the best. ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Jim Atkin - Roanoke, VA

“Even though I only kenw Frank as a Patient ( 11 surgeries 60's thru 90's) , I considered him as a special friend. I enjoyed seeing him on the side...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Walt Thompson - Lake Monticello


Dr. Frank Cyrus McCue III, the much loved and respected "Doc" who took care of University of Virginia athletes for more than 40 years, passed away Sunday, July 8. He was 82 years old.
Dr. McCue was a renowned orthopedic surgeon who specialized in reconstruction of the hand. He was also one of the founding members of an organization of physicians and athletic trainers devoted to sports medicine. Dr. McCue taught scores of young surgeons. As a friend, he was loyal and steadfast. As a supporter of the University of Virginia athletic programs, he was incredibly passionate.
A native of Maxwelton, West Virginia he came to Charlottesville in 1948. He graduated from UVa Medical School in 1955, interned at the University of Kansas, did his surgical residency at UVa Hospital, then went to California to study hand surgery when it was still a new field of study and research. In 1961, he returned to UVa Hospital as a board-certified orthopedist and began his career taking care of Cavalier athletes.

In his medical practice, Dr. McCue also treated a wide range of folks, from professional athletes to Supreme Court judges, to foreign dignitaries and famous actors.
Dr. McCue's first love was football. He often spent his summer vacation attending pre-season practices. He also treated injured athletes from William and Mary, VMI, and the University of Richmond before those schools had their own sports physicians. Doc also treated hundreds of high school athletes from towns all over Virginia and surrounding states.
In 1991, UVa's athletic department named the new administration building for Dr. McCue. The McCue Society, made up of former colleagues, fellows, trainers, students and friends, was formed in 1987 and funds sports medicine scholarships for UVa undergraduates and graduate students. The Virginia High School Coaches Association gives an annual sports medicine award in Dr. McCue's honor. The Virginia Football Alumni Club made Dr. McCue the first winner of its highest honor, the Order of Crossed Sabres. Dr. McCue was a former board member of Jefferson National Bank in Charlottesville.
Dr. McCue retired in 2003 and was named professor emeritus of orthopedic surgery. He remained close to the UVa athletic scene, and was a frequent visitor to football practice.
Dr. McCue was predeceased by his brothers, Dr. Davis A. McCue and William Cameron McCue. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy Nestor McCue, his son Frank Joseph McCue of Charlottesville, his daughter, Marylyle, her husband Jordan Reiter and his grandson Nissim Reiter of Philadelphia, and a large extended family.
There will be two visitations with Dr. McCue's family at Teague Funeral Home, 2260 Ivy Road, Charlottesville 22903. The first will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 21. The second will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 22. Interment will be private. A memorial will be held in the fall.
In lieu of flowers, Dr. McCue's family suggests that a donation be made to a charity of your choice. Doc will be missed by his family and friends.